Can't get any fresher than this!Pick Your Own season is right around the corner and Frecon Farms will welcome the fall harvest with a PYO Kickoff celebration September 6. The event will feature Pick Your Own apples, red fall raspberries and pears, live music in the orchard, wine tasting from Blair vineyards, a gift basket giveaway and plenty of fresh air and countryside to go around! It's the perfect way to get out for a leisurely day pickin' and picnickin' at the Frecon family orchard.

Pick Your Own at Frecon Farms will run from September 6 to October 26-Saturdays and Sundays only-and will feature everyone's favorite varieties of apples including (in order of availability)-Macintosh, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome, Stayman Winesap, Fuji and Granny Smith. Pear varieties available include Comice and Jonathan. You can't get much fresher than a day spent hand selecting the perfect fruit for you and your family!

Stop by Frecon Farms to find out which varieties will be available that week and while you're at it be sure to check out the extensive selection of gourmet foods, meats, cheeses, wines and more at the roadside market.

In addition to apples, pears and raspberries this fall, Frecon's will feature PYO pumpkins so don't miss your chance to find that perfect jack-o-lantern when Halloween time rolls around.

Finally, in prime harvest fashion, Frecon's is throwing the celebration of the year with their Harvest Bluegrass Festival, October 4 (rain date October 11). Featuring live bluegrass bands like regional powerhouse The Manatawny Creek Ramblers, Scranton pickin' sensation Cabinet, and the Philadelphia favorite the Estelles-an all-girl folk, blue-grass, Americana band. Pick Your Own will be in full swing and the renowned Frecon's Recipe Contest will resume featuring apples as the star ingredient. Kid's activities, open mic, food and wine tasting and plenty of outdoor fun will also be available as the Frecon's celebrate the most bountiful time of year!

For more information on the Pick Your Own season, Harvest Bluegrass Festival and other upcoming events please visit us at 501 South Reading Ave. in Boyertown, call 610-367-6200, or visit us on the Web at www.freconfarms.com.

While the store accepts credit and debit cards, the family would like to remind everyone that only cash and checks can be accepted in the orchard, so don't forget to hit the ATM machine on the way to the farm!

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